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European Whirl 17 Sept 2012

25 Aug 2011 harrojnr88 asked

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I know its a little early for this one, but figured the earlier the better to start finding out who else will be on this one!

This will be my first Contiki, as well my first travel alone, and its a big one! So just hoping to meet some people who will also be on it.

Also, if anyone will be staying in London after the tour finishes, whether short or long term as once I finish this tour, ill be getting settled and working in London for up to 2 years. So anyone else staying around there and keen to do alot of travelling around Europe would be good to meet too.

As im doing this all Solo (cant be bothered to wait for mates to get organised), Im doing alot of reading on here to get an idea on what the hell im doing. haha.

Hope to talk to you all soon!

  • 12 Sep 2011 katurah said

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    Missollyfallan, I think Will pretty much said it all. Your comments are just classic trolling.

    Will, It was one of the best concerts I’ve been to for sure!
    My Grandparents have facebook!!! haha

  • 12 Sep 2011 missollyfallan said

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    Katurah and Will, i am sorry if my comments upset you.

    Katurah, saying that people might only talk to you cos your a model was uncalled for and not true, i’m sure.

    You both seem like nice people and I shouldn’t have said wat I did.

    I’ll delete my comment and unfollow this discussion.

    Olyvia

  • 12 Sep 2011 harrojnr88 said

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    haha yea It would have to be my best too.

    Yea my nanna has it! and she can even Check in!! I was like whaaat, i dont even do that! I was so impressed. haha.

  • 12 Sep 2011 missollyfallan said

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  • 12 Sep 2011 katurah said

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    My grandparents don’t go that far! that sure is strange! i am guessing she has it on her phone? my grandad will like every status, photo, comment etc. he also posts ‘you should call you grandparents, we miss you" on my wall and my grandma writes: "that’s a lovely belt you have on" referring to my dress in photos!!

    Olyvia, thankyou for apologising. No hard feelings. :D

    P.S That is such a beautiful and unique alternative to Olivia!

  • 12 Sep 2011 harrojnr88 said

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    Yea i guess so.. and she is the one turning 80 in december.

    Ah well hey at least there not the ones doing the “Oh technology these days, everyone is one those whats-ama-call-its, doing all those fancy things” (said in an old croaky voice)… and embracing it…

    So I was thinking about my tour.. and am thinking of doing a longer one! haha. But not sure if the cost is worth it! I was thinking the contrasts, and it goes on the 12th of sept… but its 29 days, does 3 days in Corfu( apparently this place is amazing!) but it is like $1700 more. but 11 more days. hmmm decisions…

  • 12 Sep 2011 Bec14 said

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    ok wow i missed alot while i was gone hahaha.
    oh i would like to see linkin park. sum 41 were pretty good though. will did you see foo fighters while they were here at river stage for the flood rasier? it was amazing.
    i would weigh up the pros and cons, like how many of those places in the 11 days you want to go to and stuff like that, there is nothing saying you cant do a tour later thats in those areas that suits better?

  • 12 Sep 2011 katurah said

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    Wow, 80 and on facebook! I totally understand what you mean about old people but sometimes thats what makes them so lovable!
    I think the whirl sounds good, you can always do another one! Which one is Michael doing?

    Contrasts does seem like a good tour and was on my ‘maybe’ list, along with many others! Bec is going and said with her partner and some friends so there is definitely people you know going and will most likely get along with.. Bec seems cool! Do what you really want. Is contiki a fun 25 day trip to get a taste for afterwards when you do your own travel or is it the main attraction and you’re just going to hang around afterwards?
  • 12 Sep 2011 harrojnr88 said

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    Yea you missed abit bec! haha.

    No i didnt! still would love to see them.. and red hot chilli peppers too.

    Yea well the tour is just the start point to see a couple of places.. im thinking ill do more specific trips later, for specific festivals or things to do… ie Oktoberfest, Pampalona, St Patrick’s Day, etc. Yea i think the whirl is the perfect cost and length… maybe i could do a greek island hopper later, and another own trip back to Florence.. would like to see that place more. :) So yea the trip is really only a taste… PLENTY more travel to do after. :)

  • 12 Sep 2011 katurah said

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    Well, in that case I think you should stick with the whirl and save your 1,700 for stuff YOU really want to do/see, not contiki and 50 others, but do what you want!

    Oktoberfest and St.Patrick;s Day- why would you want to go there?? :) haha.
    Are you hoping to see the running of the bulls?

    Florence seems beautiful, I can’t wait to go there!

  • 12 Sep 2011 harrojnr88 said

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    Yea true… think ill stick with it. :)

    hahaha Well oktoberfest in Munich and St Patties in Ireland means massive awesome drinking days!! :) haha. And yea the running of the bulls i cant wait to see.. im thinking ill do it too.. haha.

    Yea definitely..

  • 12 Sep 2011 katurah said

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    Sounds good, there is a reason you picked it in the first place!!

    No! you shouldn;t do it, that is so dangerous!! Are you an adrenaline junkie? haha

  • 12 Sep 2011 harrojnr88 said

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    This is very true! :)

    hahaha, maybe a little bit. :) but not stupid reckless adrenaline, fun stuff.. like 12000ft skydive, wanna do a night sky dive, wanna do base jumping, I wouldnt be right with the bulls.. u can still do it just be further down so your well finished before the bulls get there.. haha

  • 12 Sep 2011 katurah said

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    Okay! Excuse my ignorance but what is base jumping?

  • 12 Sep 2011 Bec14 said

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    hahaha running of the bulls sounds awsome, id love to do that. maybe be like up the very front so they cant get me but sounds fun. have you skydived before?
    one of the reasons we chose the 17th is coz oktoberfest. its the only date for this tour that goes there apparently (thats what contiki chick told me). we figured we would do it for the boys lol.
    the boys tried to make a deal with us the other day saying every lame thing we do (like harry potter tour) they get the right to 2 awsome things (which in their book is drinking lol) and we arnt aloud to complain about it. men! lol
    sorry how old are you guys?

  • 12 Sep 2011 katurah said

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    Haha, A Harry Potter tour would be awesome! They can always stay at the pub! I’m 21, but my profile says 22, i think I chose the wrong year! I am from Melbourne.

  • 12 Sep 2011 Bec14 said

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    hahaha i know right. so we decieded the boys can do what ever coz we wanna do the harry potter tour. it looks pretty good, takes you to platform 9 and 3/4, gringots, diagon alley, ministry of magic and somewhere else. if you do the whirl are you gonna go over few days before and after? if ya want you can join us on our harry potter tour lol.
    lol. melbourne ay. i like melbourne. have you ever been to crowne casino on super cock night? (super cocktails lol)
    its like $20 for a 2ltr cocktail. i couldnt even get through a hole one. was an effort for sure. lol

  • 12 Sep 2011 harrojnr88 said

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    Haha well base jumping is where you run out and jump off an outcrop of a cliff… and you throw you parachute out then parachute down. :) You tube it.. you will prob have a heart attack. haha

    Yea I have done a 12,000ft skydive, was awesome. for my 21st. Yea thats what i thought. so we will be going to oktoberfest instead of the Bavarian Beer hall optional hey? :D Ah now im not gunna lie, i would love to do both! haha harry potter tour!! yes! and well… im not gunna say no to a whole day drinking all kinds of amazing beer in germany!! Mmmm. Damn it i wanna go right now from talking about all this stuff! haha.

    oh im 23, will be 24 at tour time. ps katurah.. how do you manage to forget your own birth year???? haha

    Yea ill be there 2 days before, and forever after!(That kinda rhymed so had to say it, but really i mean 2 years)

  • 12 Sep 2011 Bec14 said

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    i youtubed it, OMG thats nuts!!! why would you do that to yourself lol.
    i think we do both with oktoberfest and beer hall? sucks, cant find out until itinery comes out. either way there will be lots of drinking beer and lots of beer wenches. hahaha
    it is exciting, i wood love to pack my bags tomorrow and go.
    n e idea on packing lists yet? i know its like a yr away but still….
    oh cool, ill be 23 at time of tour. im gonna try and get night flights so jet lag aint a pain before the tour, id rather deal with jetlag after ive had my holiday lol.
    planning on a stop over? ive looked and the flights dont seem to go direct from melb they all stop in kula lumpur

  • 12 Sep 2011 harrojnr88 said

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    Ah cuz it would be crazy fun!! :) haha. Adrenaline is awesome.

    Im pretty sure I read somewhere that when Oktoberfest is on, it is substituted in, for the Beer Hall, as we only spend 1 full day in Munich.. so Oktoberfest it is… but i could be wrong. Ah well i can deal with lots of both of those!!! haha.

    Nah havent even looked at a packing list yet, im prob not going to do that till like Jan next year… just cuz i dont wanna start getting obsessed with buying stuff. and go nuts then have it sit there for a year. Hmm good idea.. but good luck getting a night flight. haha. Ill prob fly emirates, as my stop over will be Dubai… (have family there that will show me lots of the “unseen” side of UAE, my sis did it and said it was really cool) and ill spend 4 days there.. then jump my connecting flight to london. Yea i dont think anywhere in Australia would havea direct flight.. that is a massive flight.

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